This is a picture of
the first hovercraft. From this model the second,
larger hovercraft was constructed. This
craft moves by shifting your weight from side to side. Lift is achieved by
using a simple electric powered vacuum cleaner engine. A simple propulsion
device could be mounted to give you movement. The construction price on this
craft is not much at all (around $30) and is able to lift payloads up to 150lbs.
When riding this craft
you'll start to get a strange floating sensation which is quite a unique
experience. This is due to the minimal friction from the hovering.
The plans for this craft are step-by-step and
include detailed CAD drawings. This is a good intro project to hovercrafts
and also makes a great science project! Construction cost of this craft
runs around a low $30. If you are interested in purchasing the detailed
plans, please click the link bellow:
Hovercraft plans available for sale
Here to Order
How hovercrafts work
About the plans
Small Hovercraft 96'
Here is what our customers are saying:
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I bought one of
your plans for your first hovercraft. I just
wanted to let you know that it works really
well! My brother is one hundred sixty pounds and
it lifts him.
Attached is a
picture of the finished craft.